Results tagged “butt head” from Michael Pellegrini's Blog and Rants and Stuff
One of the most asinine initiatives in Washington state this election has got to be 1082 - the initiative to privatize the state worker's compensation system. The primary sponsor is the Building Industry Association of Washington - Dino Rossi's erstwhile masters - and the large insurance companies. (Rossi is pictured at the right, with his head up his ass, as usual).
So far, the BIAW has spent a reported $500, 000 on its Yes-1082 campaign - a staggering sum of money. But it's nothing compared to what they potentially can make if 1082 passes. Here's a detailed look.
It's all about offering better "case management" than Labor and Industries. Which translated, means screwing legitimate claimants - denying or delaying valid claims - just to save the insurance companies a buck.
But wait, there's more: one of the main insurance companies that would take care of Worker's Comp in Washington state if this passes is AIG.
That's right, AIG - the company whose top notch management is so great that the US taxpayers had to come up with $85 billion to bail them out rather than have the company go bankrupt. The same AIG that, right after receiving the $85 billion bailout, sent their executives on a week-long retreat at the St Regis Resort in Monarch Beach California at the cost of $433,000 - of taxpayer money.
So let me get this straight - the BIAW wants to privatize the state Worker's Comp system - to save us all money - and to carry out this task, they're going to use AIG, the company that managed itself into bankruptcy, and sends its executives to $433,000 retreats at public expense?
Sure that sounds reasonable.
Spokane, WA (AP) - Perennial candidate for big business, Dino Rossi (R – Spokane), seen at right with his head up his ass, as usual, is off and running again, this time for the US Senate.
Foiled in his two recent attempts to claim the governorship of Washington state, Rossi decided to attempt to capture Patty Murray’s (D - Seattle) Senate seat this time.
“That bitch is going down!” Rossi was heard to have said last week, following a press conference. “All those homo liberals in Seattle are gonna eat their words. They stole the last governor’s election, now we’re gonna make 'em pay!”
Always popular with big business and conservative republicans, Rossi was the number one homeboy for the Building Industry Association of Washington in the last governor’s election. This time for his Senate campaign, he’s branched out and broadened his support to include right-wing religious nuts, greedy millionaires and other fringe lunatics.
Asked what his platform was going to be, if elected, Rossi said, “We’re gonna take the country back for the real Americans – the rich, white, Christian people like me. All those liberal homo assholes are gonna have to move back to California, or something. Yee-ha!”
Pictured at right, Dino "Italian Stallion" Rossi – the BIAW Candidate for Washington Governor, with his head up his ass, as usual.
After losing a tight race for Governor in 2004, Dino Rossi is back again this year, facing off against incumbent Christine Gregoire.
Rossi’s main distinguishment in this campaign is that he seems to blame everyone else for the economic mess the country is in – he blames Christine Gregoire, and he even blames his own party – which he conveniently distances himself from, by proclaiming himself the “GOP” candidate (hoping that people will think that’s different than a “republican.” ).
Rossi has proposed no new plans to help get the state out of the various messes we’re in, he’s just spent all of his time blaming others, in attack ad after attack ad. Nasty, viscous stuff, mostly full of lies and innuendo. These ads make the 2004 “Swift Boat” ads look like fluff in comparison.
And this coming after he kicked off his campaign by claiming sour grapes for Seattleites having “stolen” the last election.
Spokane (AP) - At a press conference today, perennial candidate for Washington state Governor, Dino "Italian Stallion" Rossi (pictured at right with his head up his ass, as usual), unveiled his new campaign poster for the 2008 race.
The theme of the campaign is that nasty Seattlites stole the last election, by demanding ballot recounts. The actual text of the new sign, is, “Dino Rossi for Governor - Don’t let Seattle Steal This Election.” Billboards featuring the ads have popped up all over the state – except around the Seattle area, of couse.
When asked about the negative connotations of the new billboards, Rossi said, “I’m just tellin’ it like it is. That bitch stole the last race. I shoulda been Gov, not her." When asked to amplify what he meant, Rossi continued, "It’s all them Seattle assholes that got her elected and that’s really fucking unfair to the farmers and the good righteous conservatives that make up this great right-wing, Christian state." He went on to add, "All those gay, Seattle assholes oughta move to Commie-fornia or something and leave us God-fearing Christians alone. I’m gonna smoke that bitch’s ass. Fuck me blue!”
In a prepared statement, Governor Gregoire responded suggesting the public might better be better served by a candidate that didn't have his head up his ass. She asked that this coming election should focus on today's important issues like the home mortgage crisis and the price of gas, and that the lame rhetoric from the last campaign be buried and forgotten - which is where it belongs.
In a late breaking development at press time, it's reported that a large group of several thousand people gathered tonight at Seattle Center and burned a likeness of Dino Rossi in effigy. Reportedly, vendors there were also doing a lansdlide business selling Dino "Italian Stallion" Rossi voodoo dolls as well.
Said Rossi about the voodoo dolls, "Well fuck me blue!"